Last weekend I made stevia extract following Kristen's directions here using dried stevia leaves and 80 proof vodka brewed for exactly 36 hours. I've never been a fan of stevia extracts or syrups because I don't like its bitterness. When I compared a drop of this homemade to a drop from a purchased bottle, it was obvious the homemade is way better with barely any bitterness at all. So now I feel like I can jump on the stevia bandwagon and try some creative ways of using it -- I'd love some tried-and-true recipes if anyone has some they'd be willing to share.
Using cool paper from an old garden book motivates me to actually get labels written and on the bottle. This is nearly the most important part of making herbal preparations because what good are they if you don't know what they are. There are at least three of these small tincture bottles unlabeled on my shelf and probably more than a few unidentified oils in the cupboard. I am so guilty.
The wooden bowls are new -- I'm thinking they'll get a lot of use around here. There's just something about food in a wooden bowl . . . and I've never, ever had wooden bowls before. I'd like some wooden plates next. The packaging is quite something, too. I'm not sure what to do with it but I'm sure I'm saving it.
Wishing all of us a beautiful week. xx